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The total market for open short-range wireless (SRW) technology based ICs, i.e., Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, NFC, and GPS, is expected to reach almost 5 billion units in 2013 and grow to nearly 8 billion by 2018. This includes standalone wireless connectivity ICs, wireless connectivity combo ICs, and also platforms with integrated wireless connectivity.
Answering the growing need for smartphone and tablet applications that update seamlessly, Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announces a truly wireless solution with a unique over-the-air-download (OTA or OAD) feature in its BLE-Stack™ 1.3 software for use with the CC2540 and CC2541 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chips (SOCs). Single-mode Bluetooth® low energy or Bluetooth Smart is increasing in popularity because it allows consumers to connect to their smartphones and tablets to automotive, home office, medical and health, sports and fitness as well as mobile and PC accessories.
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, announced the addition of Sal Betro as area vice president (AVP) of sales for North America.
ON Semiconductor has introduced a new family of tunable RF components (TRFC) that address the design challenges faced by engineers developing the latest generation smartphones. The new devices optimally combine tuning range, RF quality factor (Q) and frequency operation, providing a superior solution to existing fixed approaches.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces availability and full design support capabilities for a range of new, high efficiency, fourth generation antennas from Taoglas USA Inc. (Taoglas).
Rogers Corp. will be showcasing its high performance circuit materials for commercial and military satellite communications (satcom) electronic applications at the upcoming Satellite 2013 Exhibition.
Ericsson has been contracted to deliver mobile backhaul to Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa S.A. (PTC), the operator arm of the T-Mobile brand in Poland.
NTT DOCOMO INC. has selected NEC Corp. to develop ‘high-capacity base station equipment’ that supports DOCOMO's proposed LTE-Advanced communications system.
Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile have unveiled an innovative new member of the lightRadio™ family that will help accelerate deployment of 4G TD-LTE technology across China.
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